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TRUCK Regulations

SACOG partnering with Frontier Energy is requesting input from medium/heavy duty truck operators with mainly regional hauls to help identify areas for fueling options of Electric or Hydrogen as the state pursues conversion to zero emission vehicles. More information about the Megaregion ZEV Medium/Heavy Duty Vehicle Study.


Some funding is available now for those interested in starting to convert trucks/fleets over to electric. See below for current funding opportunities. Please forward to other trucking entities/individuals with medium/heavy duty trucks with mostly regional hauls.

Participation options include:

  • Placing comments on the social pinpoint map on location suggestions and issues

  • Attend the group input meeting hosted by SCFB on August 17th at 1pm via online/in-person. Details on flyer. RSVP by Aug 15th.

  • Schedule an individual meeting with Frontier Energy

  • Combination of any of the above options

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Truck Regulations


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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved California’s plan to phase out the sale of diesel-fueled heavy-duty trucks, including the big rigs that transport much of the state’s agricultural goods, in the state’s efforts to reduce pollution and carbon emissions.

Under the state’s Advanced Clean Trucks rule, which was signed in 2020, half of all heavy-duty trucks sold in California will be zero-emission vehicles by 2035. The state plans to eliminate the sale of diesel-fueled trucks by 2045.

Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP)

  • Voucher- Up to 90% of the total vehicle cost (minus taxes and fees) for private entities and up to 100% of the total vehicle cost (including taxes and fees) for public entities. Stacking with other state funding is not allowed (except for public transit buses), and all other public funding sources must be disclosed.

  • First come, first serve. $50 million available; set-asides for drayage, transit buses, school buses, and small fleets.

  • Public and private entities; a fleet with more than 100 vehicles is not eligible (public entities will be exempt)

  • Battery Electric; Plug-In Hybrid Electric; Hydrogen Fuel Cell, APUs

  • Between 8,501 and 80,000 lbs


Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Carl Moyer Program)

  • Grant provided by each Air District

  • Public and private entities

  • Class 4-8 diesel fueled heavy-duty trucks, solid waste collection vehicles, public agency and utility fleet vehicles and emergency vehicles.

  • CNG; Hybrid Electric; LNG; Battery Electric; Plug-In Hybrid Electric; Propane; RNG; Hydrogen Fuel Cell

  • Between 14,001 and 80,000 lbs.


Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) Voucher Incentive Project

  • Voucher- Funding can be combined with other incentives up to 100% of the total cost (minus taxes and fees). CORE funds are to be applied after any other incentives. This may require the CORE voucher to be reduced to ensure total funding does not exceed 100% of the total cost.

  • First-come, first-served

  • Businesses, non-profits, and government entities based in California or that have California-based affiliates

  • On- and off-road terminal tractors, truck- and trailer-mounted transport refrigeration units (TRUs), large forklifts and cargo-handling equipment, airport ground-support equipment, railcar movers and switcher locomotives, mobile power units (MPUs), construction equipment, agricultural equipment, commercial harbor craft, charging/refueling infrastructure equipment operated in disadvantaged communities

  • Fuel Cell; Battery Electric

  • Between 0 and 80,000 lbs.



  • Voucher-$750,000 max per project. $200 million available. Funding can be combined with other incentives up to 100% of the total cost (minus taxes and fees). 

  • Incentives for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure equipment for medium- and heavy-duty battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in California. 

  • Businesses, non-profits, and government entities based in California or that have California-based affiliates. Requires proof of vehicle purchase or order.

  • Level 2, DCFC, hydrogen stations, software, and some construction costs. Covered costs vary by funding lane

  • Fuel Cell; Battery Electric


Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)

  • Light duty vehicles



Special license plates that promote California agriculture are avilable for vehicles including cars, trucks, trailers and motorcycles.


Money collected through their sale benefits youth leadership development, career awareness and training activities primarily serving secondary students enrolled in state-adopted agricultural education programs throughout California.


The plates incorporate a design that includes a sunrise over a fertile green field. Superimposed over the field are the words, "Food, Fiber, Fuel, Flora." The word "agriculture," in red block letters, runs along the bottom of the plate underneath the license number.

Information about the special interest license plate may be found online at Other resources include the California Department of Motor Vehicles and the California FFA Foundation. You can also see your local DMV office or FFA chapter for details.

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